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Cricket news - Windies have the team to upset England - Stuart Law

Windies beat England in the Test match at Headingley in 2017.

An underdog tag and prove their own fans wrong to believe for two reasons, Stuart Law, West Indies could series spring a surprise on England in the upcoming Test.

The 50-year-old coached the West Indies from January 2017 before leaving at the beginning of 2019 to take on a head coach role with Middlesex. In September, he announced his intention to move, county cricket, but he was the head of their next two series, both of which ended in a 2-0 defeat away to India and Bangladesh. By contrast, England will arrive as the number three ranked team in the world, seen from India 4-1 at home and away, beat Sri Lanka 3-0. Nevertheless, the law anticipates that the West Indies - eighth in the ICC-not rankings - hit should be easy to finish.

"Do not underestimate the home team," law warned. "There is a core group of senior players that it for a while now, and proved that you can do it. A lot of the group was not playing in this test match in Headingley, so if England are on their game, West Indies, the team will have to be a surprise.

"The best part of this series is to go to England, as red-hot favourites, going in as an underdog, you have nothing to lose. The Caribbean-not to tell the audience that the Caribbean team you are actually, in order to win. They (like the West Indies team) to prove people wrong as well. It should be fairly comfortable for England on paper but on the ground, there are a couple of guys prove it with a point and the chances that you would discount to cement a place for a long time in the West Indies set-up, so I don't."

The law was in the last time the two sides met in the summer of 2017. While the hosts over the three games, West Indies triumphed were able to register a first Test win in England since the age of 17, if you are prevented to spare 322 with five wickets in the second test.

West Indies were not able to build to, which is high in the short term, the loss of nine wickets at Lord's to hand England the series. But Law don't know how much trust to the victory of the younger long-form inspired players like Shai Hope, who was the first player to score centuries in both innings of a first-class game in Headingley, but also supporters who had lost faith, in a competitive West Indies Test level.

"I think the euphoria of the first Test victory in England for 17 years, was something I think that is still celebrated in the Caribbean," said Law. "You don't need a lot of to celebrate a party there. But some of the children who stuck their hand in this game, you really win a lot of.

"Shai Hope, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason holder and Shannon Gabriel - the guys from blown away your heart. Shannon Gabriel rolled almost every time he rolled a ball. The two thugs, they just had a dream test game. You can do it, that's the thing. It comes down to believing in yourself. If you believe in yourself you can achieve anything you want, guys."

The lure of a four-year contract was one of the decisive factors, the temptation, right to North London, together with the prospect of more time with his family. Nevertheless, he went with a heavy heart and careful of the pillars for the success have been implemented, thanks in part to the work of the chief executive, Jonny graves, formerly of England players Cricket Association and a Director of cricket Jimmy Adams. The future of West Indies cricket, in his eyes, is promising, not least because of the prospect of a better infrastructure.

"It's a massive improvement. I know by Johnny's grave, CEO, and Jimmy Adams, the Director of cricket massive steps forward in order to ensure that the professionalism has increased.

"Part of my job it was a different culture. It is in good condition in the international scene, the number one team, and the team. Domestic cricket needs a lot of work, but it is very hard to lead you on a shoestring budget and produce superstars only play cricket. There are no practice facilities or hardly practice facilities. There is no Academy set-up, so that would be the next port of call. It is in the pipeline, it's just a matter of waiting to get through on the funding and do it. You try, that's for sure. You will definitely try to improve the game and the status of West Indies cricket."

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